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The Beavercreek Police Department has announced that Safety Town 2020 will be held from June 8 through June 11, 2020 at Shaw Elementary School in Beavercreek. This year, families can choose from two sessions: either 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM or 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Safety Town is a four-day interactive and educational experience for children entering kindergarten and first grade in the Beavercreek City Schools District. The department brought the program back to the community in 2019 after a twenty-four year hiatus. According to Chief Dennis Evers, it was a priority to bring Safety Town back as part of our mission to partner with our community, including our schools, to increase safety awareness with the goal of keeping our children safe, as well as a way to reach a vulnerable age group as they prepare to enter the school system. Ninety-six children attended last year’s very popular program.
Safety Town includes a miniature “town” where children can drive around the streets and walk the sidewalks with crosswalks, stop signs and real working traffic signals. Beavercreek police officers and guest speakers provide age appropriate instruction on topics such as traffic safety, pedestrian and bike safety, fire safety, poison prevention, stranger awareness, Internet safety, school and bus safety, 911 usage, emergency preparedness, and gun safety. This program is possible through a partnership with the Beavercreek City Schools and with the support of community sponsors.
Registration opens April 1 and class size is limited. Sessions are filled on a first come basis. For more information about the program and the registration process, access the police website at: https://www.beavercreekohio.gov/DocumentCenter/View/2324/Safety-Town-2020?bidId=